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preserve
used in The Age of Innocence

5 uses
  • There is a good deal of drudgery, of course; but one preserves one's moral freedom, what we call in French one's quant a soi.
    Chapter 20 (74% in)
  • She always, indeed, struck Newland Archer as having been rather gruesomely preserved in the airless atmosphere of a perfectly irreproachable existence, as bodies caught in glaciers keep for years a rosy life-in-death.
    Chapter 7 (14% in)
  • To preserve an unbroken domesticity was essential to his peace of mind; he would not have known where his hair-brushes were, or how to provide stamps for his letters, if Mrs. Welland had not been there to tell him.
    Chapter 13 (69% in)
  • "Isn't it you who made me give up divorcing—give it up because you showed me how selfish and wicked it was, how one must sacrifice one's self to preserve the dignity of marriage .... and to spare one's family the publicity, the scandal?
    Chapter 18 (50% in)
  • The blood that ran so close to her fair skin might have been a preserving fluid rather than a ravaging element; yet her look of indestructible youthfulness made her seem neither hard nor dull, but only primitive and pure.
    Chapter 19 (84% in)

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